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School of Medicine Columbia

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    Our PA Program

    Learn about why our PA Program is continuing to guide and educate the next generation of health care providers for South Carolina and beyond.

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Our faculty is dedicated to helping you succeed in an increasingly vital health care role. During your course of study, you'll have clinical experience, extensive training in the classroom and access to state-of-the-art technologies. This will teach you how to work as part of an interprofessional health care team. 

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Our Program

The PA program at the USC School of Medicine Columbia is a program that plays an integral role in providing healthcare to the state of South Carolina.

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Why PA?

The role of a physician assistant is seen as a key position in the health care profession. PA's are licensed health care providers who can provide a plethora of health care resources to patients.

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Our extensive curriculum will give you the foundation you need to make sound medical decisions through education both in the classroom and in the clinic. Through it all, you'll get personalized attention thanks to our small student-to-faculty ratio.

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Admission and Application

Our application and admission process is both thorough and competitive. Each year we admit just 30 students to maintain our small student-to-faculty ratio. Prospective students will be required to submit an application both through CASPA and the USC Graduate School. Interviews are conducted each September with final decisions made in October.

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Tuition and Fees

All of the information needed regarding tuition, student fees, financial aid and scholarships all in one place.

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Our Faculty and Staff

Our cutting edge faculty and staff are dedicated to helping our students become the best versions of themselves in the classroom, the clinic and the community.

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Clinical Preceptor Information

Our clinical preceptors help our students take the knowledge they gain in the classroom and apply it in real world scenarios in teh clinic. Learn how you can be a part of our amazing team of preceptors, here.


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